"It really was a spectacular way to start my venture into this mobile existence. Though I have to admit, it's been an emotional effort every time I go to use it.. but once on... it's been pretty exciting. I went to the zoo with my daughter, her friend, and my husband... and I was ahead of everyone. That was a spectacular feeling when one is used to pulling up the rear. I'm down in Orlando speaking at a pharma convention and made the mistake of venturing outside when I was told I could find a restaurant close by- even noting that I had walking limitations. It didn't take long for me to really miss my scooter dearly."
It's funny that I called my early experiences with a scooter Independence Day and Amy called hers Dependence Day. Are they opposites? Opposed? They are actually the same experience. First we find we are dependent on a motorized vehicle for mobility. Then we find we have regained a level of independence.
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Al Thieme changed the mobility industry in 1968